Amanda Lawson

Amanda is a second year graduate student in History at Miami University. She graduated from Miami in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and in Latin American, Latino/a, Caribbean Studies. After two years out of academia, she returned to Miami to pursue her Master’s degree in History, focusing on U.S.-Latin American relations in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. Her current project, “Development in the Rights Timing,” explores how the Carter Administration engaged with nongovernment organizations in order to create and fulfill the administration’s foreign policy agenda in Latin America through a redefinition of development and strong emphasis on humanitarian concerns.